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Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 31 Aug 2017, 4:52pm
by saiklist
Ok, I have a mountain bike already set up for trails but I am after a second mountain bike to use for commuting (3 miles road and 2 miles off-road) & leisurely off-road weekend jaunts with the other half.

The most strenuous activity I'd expect the bike to be regularly capable of are day long rides through the south downs and north downs.

As a starting point I am looking into the B'Twin Rockrider 520 for £250
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-5 ... l#v1864812

Just wondering if there are any other mountain bikes around this price bracket (£250-£350) that are worth a ganders?

Cheers,
Saiklist

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 31 Aug 2017, 11:48pm
by NUKe
orbea
About 400
Merida
Carera worth a look too

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 7:30am
by 3spd
I bought my son an adults Felt 7 ex rental second hand in vgc from Sherwood Pines about 2 years ago. Fully serviced for £200.
Might be worth a look.

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 9:04am
by Bonefishblues
Lose the suspension forks and you're down to 12kg for those day rides:

https://www.evanscycles.com/ridgeback-m ... e-EV289247

But whatever you get at this pricepoint will be a significant compromise of some kind. I would be looking second hand.

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 9:09am
by landsurfer
Go to Decathlon their £159 MTB is an ideal commuter.

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Posted: 25 Sep 2017, 12:49pm
by pjclinch
Look at Gumtree/eBay/classifieds. Used MTBs are a buyer's market. I got an as-new Cannondale Trail 4 for what boiled down to half price at £300.